|Frequently Asked Questions
Not only are my kittens given the state required vaccinations
administered by a licensed veterinarian, they receive completed
signed health certifications which includes multiple vaccines, fecal
test, ear mite screening, physical exam, and additionally includes
multiple blood tests that are not required by law yet. My kittens are
also from genetically tested parents. It has recently come to my
attention there are some Florida TICA and CFA registered
breeders that are NOT vaccinating their kittens whatsoever! Not
only does this pose certain health risks to your feline and also
to yourself, but it is illegal in the State of Florida not to have
certain vaccinations. Additionally some of these Florida
registered TICA and CFA breeders are not getting Florida State
Health Certificates which is also illegal.
Genuine Ragdolls are known for their tolerant attitudes with other
animals and especially children and many will allow themselves to be
dressed in doll clothes and carried around by youngsters with
absolutely no resistance. Genuine Ragdolls are often compared to
dogs because of their friendliness and intelligence and some of mine
have even been taught to play fetch and are frequently called puppy
Genuine Ragdolls are very low maintenance. Their silky coat requires
little routine grooming. While it is recommended they should be
brushed weekly, Genuine Ragdolls are very low maintenance as their
silky coat requires little care and their coats naturally separate most
tangles. Where I live I find little routine grooming is needed on my
part. Their easy going disposition makes it no problem. Combed once
a week with a steel comb to remove loose hair from their coats and
separate any tangles, and I find once a month is plenty. Plus their
easy going disposition makes it no problem to do and most enjoy it.
During shedding season (if you have one where you live) watch for
some tangles under the armpits.
Why do you keep calling them "Genuine Ragdolls"?
When I decided to breed them and went to find my male years ago I
encountered numerous scams to try to rip me off, and I was very
unhappy with the quality of what I found within a few hours of my
home in Florida.I drove four hours to a "Ragdoll Breeder" near Miami
who had advertised TICA and CFA registered parents and pedigreed.
When I got there she had no Ragdoll registration and no Ragdoll
pedigree to show for the parents for any of her Ragdoll cats or kittens
and - they just did not act or look right as they were all hiding! The
end result of the visit was she had a TICA Registered and Pedigreed
Siamese and a Persian she had bred and was calling them Ragdolls.
Neither of the parents had the disposition nor the temperament of my
Ragdoll girls. Forget about my belly rub test, I couldn't even get the
parents to come out from under the furniture! Long story short I flew
back to Delaware where my multiple Supreme Grand Champion line
females came from to get my first male. Again, please be very careful
as this breed of feline has a lot of scammers who will sell them in the
under $300-1500 price range who will get your deposit stealing your
money, deliver nothing and disappear. Get a vet reference!
Why would I want a kitten that comes from show excellent
quality lines if I am not planning to be showing it or breeding?
Please understand while I personally do not show our cats I
appreciate the superior genetics of many of the show lines we have.
You should get a much better quality bred kitten genetically with a
breeder who has top quality lines in their five generation pedigree
AND does the genetic tests, AND the blood work, etc. A 15-20+ year
life span should be typical - not the exception.
Over the lifetime of the kitten,
the better quality is the better bargain.